Did you know?
After a long and tough competition with strict criteria, Gariep Dam was awarded town of the year. If you are one of the few who does not know where we are, it is next to the biggest dam in South Africa, yes even bigger than the Vaal dam. Lake Gariep Dam has the well-known Lake Gariep Route ready to be explored.
Rubber Ducks Nationals
at Gariep Dam
Jets - R - Us
Remote control Jets and planes up to 3m wingspan
at Gariep Dam
New SA Gyrocopter record at Gariep Gliding Center
Gariep Dam overflowing at 119%
In the Gariep Dam Area
Gliders visit Gariep Dam annually from all over the world to come and set new records with the best gliding conditions in the world with the proof of setting the longest distance travelled world record at Gariep Dam. The nearby nature reserve has one of the biggest black wildebeest herds in the world. There is a long water tunnel nearby. This tunnel isone of the longest tunnel in the world and is so long it was shaped to the curve of the earth and is so big they can drive through it inside.
The dam, also known as Lake !Gariep or Lake Gariep dam has a 165 km gariep route running from Gariep Dam to Venterstad, Oviston, Bethulie and back, with even more other towns to visit in the area.
The area has everything from luxury accommodation to the backpackers needs! Accommodation is available on the Lake Gariep Route with most of them situated near the dam or Orange River.
Social activities include
Cycling, running, swimming, hiking, 4x4 trails, fishing, great photo spots, dam wall tours, Eskom tours, fish hatchery tours, rich history area, boat trips, nature reserves, tennis, golf, sailing, canoe, motorboats, picnic and braai areas, fishing next to the orange river, quad bikes, game drives, river rafting, clay pigeon shooting, kayaks, paddle boats, gliding trips, bird watching, gift shopping, restaurants, put put, swimming pools, horse riding, rubber ducks and much more to do in Gariep Dam.... may I add FRESH AIR with CRISTAL CLEAR SKIES ideal for stargazing!
Planning a trip, a holiday or just a get away? Come and see why Gariep Dam and Karoo guesthouse accommodation is the best choice. Halfway between Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth.
Clean air and a safe halfway stopover. Welcome to Gariep Dam and Karoo Guesthouses.
With Lake Gariep there is always a new adventure waiting to be lived!